Aspen Ideas: Health 2021 - Day 1

Plenary 1

From the impact of music and the arts on the human brain to medical research being done in space, and from preventing the next pandemic to the power of art to communicate important public health messages, this Aspen Ideas Health session features leading experts and innovators across a range of topics.

Deep Dive: Structural Racism in Medicine

  • Harriet Washington
  • David Williams
  • Trymaine Lee
  • Marcella Nunez-Smith

Structural racism — produced by laws, rules, practices, and other policies that are sanctioned and implemented — has been a part of modern American medicine from its start. Coupled with structural racism embedded in other social foundations such as residential housing, the result has been unequal health care and poorer health outcomes for communities of color. Watch as the panel of medical and health experts discuss the long and disturbing history of structural racism in medicine and offer solutions for its dismantlement.

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